Skip to comments."Passion For Fairness" Website Launched (Independent site to get "The Passion" Considered for Oscar)
Posted on 12/06/2004 11:23:26 AM PST by crushkerry
The latest venture from Freeper Pat Hynes (freep name Kerry Crusher), who also is proprietor of crushkerry.com, and a GOP Campaign Consultant who Campaigns and Elections Magazine has named a "Rising Star".
Frequent readers of this website know that proprietor Patrick Hynes has a particular interest in the culture war that rages in America. We saw this culture war play out in the recent campaign for president. 22% of all voters (more than one in every five) came out to vote because they were concerned about Moral Values. Exit polls show Moral Values was the number one issue on a plurality of voters minds. And in eleven states where voters had the opportunity to protect the institution of marriage, voters overwhelmingly said, yes, yes indeed.
Some have attempted to minimize the impact of Moral Values voters. Still others have sought to paint Moral Values voters as pre-literate thugs, barely having lumbered out from the caves. To be sure, the culture war is far from won.
In fact, another symbolic battle is just on the horizon. Its almost Oscar time and many Hollywood insiders think this year could be a major showdown between Mel Gibson and his powerful film The Passion of The Christ versus Michael Moore and his offensive, factually corrupt Bush-bashing mock-umentary Fahrenheit 911.
There is little reason to think Mel Gibson and Jesus can win this battle as it will be fought on enemy soil. When The Passion was first released the Hollywood elite and entertainment opinion leaders scalded it as an anti-Semitic snuff film. Gibson himself suffered personal calumny. Even Jesus Himself didnt come out looking too good when the talking heads were done picking through the bones.
Contrast this with the orgasmic acclaim the Hollywood establishment ladled on Michael Moore and his low-budget production.
The contrast is so stark, the hostility to Gibson so omnipresent, I have come to believe the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will not even nominate Mel Gibson, The Passion or its actors for their respective awards. So
I decided to launch an organization and a website to allow mainstream Americans like you and me to impose our values on Hollywood for a change, instead of the other way around. I named it Passion for Fairness. There, we invite mainstream Americans to sign a petition which I will present to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences insisting on fairness for The Passion when nominations are handed down on January 25th, 2005. Of course, our work wont end there. We will have to hustle to combat Hollywoods well-known hostility to Christianity and mainstream values and ensure fairness again when the Oscars are awarded on February 26th, 2005.
Therefore, we also invite folks to contribute in other ways to our effort. At Passion for Fairness, you can vote to ensure The Passion wins a Peoples Choice Award. You can read the hostile reviews that lead me to believe Hollywood has no intention of honoring this film, if they can get away with it. And you can contribute monetarily, if you are in a position to do so. We plan to run ads in Hollywood trade journals (like Variety) reminding the Left coast elites just how powerful The Passion of The Christ is in the lives of millions of mainstream Americans.
This will be a highly symbolic battle in Americas culture war. Dont sit it out. Visit Passion for Fairness today!
Can one of you activate The Passion ping list for this?
Frankly, I don't care what the Hollywood industry thinks about a movie on Jesus.
Those that love Jesus care and love it. Who cares what the world thinks?
For some reason, it feels petty to care about such worldly honors in regard to this movie. Somehow I think that is why Mel choose not to campaign for an Oscar.
The movie stands alone. Whether Hollywood honors it or not is insignificant.
I agree. I don't want any "honor" from sordid, pagan and perverse Hollywood.
I recently read somewhere that Mel Gibson decided NOT to compaign for an Oscar. He said he will let the movie speak for itself and wasn't interested in the politics of Oscar awards.
But wouldn't it simply be better to boycott the Oscars? Tell people not to watch. Tune out. Watch something else. Read something else. Work at something else. Do something else. Lots to do.
Better yet, buy or rent a copy of The Passion of The Christ and watch that instead of The Oscars :)
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